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ALOHA ~ turning cacao beans and/or nibs into liquid for chocolate making ... techniques/equipment etc ~ MAHALO

a l o h a  dear ONES ~   I AM excited to learn how home chocolate makers are turning their nibs into cacao liquid that is ready to go into…

Started by deedee devi

5 Feb 19, 2010
Reply by Brad Churchill

Dealing with mold release marks

I'm finding that all of my 1 oz bars are getting mold release marks once they are set up.  I'm positive they are the artifact of slow/uneve…

Started by Mike

15 Feb 17, 2010
Reply by Mike

Chocolate for live art ? Where can I find wearable chocolate?

I own a boutique event entertainment company with one of my concepts being chocolate tasting 101.  I also create live dessert tables on whe…

Started by Craig Sutton

0 Feb 15, 2010

First time tempering with the Revolation X3210

So, just picked up a Revolation x3210 and am in the process of testing it on my first batch. Knowing that the low end was possibly not low…

Started by Mike

1 Jan 20, 2010
Reply by Mike

Online buying/selling?

Hi chocolate lovers&producers! I have just started the Ecole Chocolat and have been looking at the web pages of several chocolate artis…

Started by Kirsi Hyytiäinen

18 Jan 12, 2010
Reply by Molly Drexelius

Question on the shelf life of raw chocolate

I'd like to begin experimenting with making molded raw chocolates and I have some questions on shelf life/storage. I read on another websit…

Started by Valerie

0 Jan 8, 2010

chocoflex for ganache

I have a mess on my hands. I used the chocoflex silicone molds for my lavender ganache. They will not come out. Anyone have this happen to…

Started by Louanne Vermette

7 Jan 2, 2010
Reply by Mark Heim

longevity, how to make your chocolates last longer.

I have cruised through the many discussions here and have not come across any bits on making chocolates last longer, maybe I haven't dug fa…

Started by Dirke Botsford

9 Dec 27, 2009
Reply by Bud Stockwell

Small, Cheap Shaker Table

Here are some photos of a cheap and functional counter-top shaking table. That’s probably the socially correct term for this equipment. Whe…

Started by Frank Schmidt

3 Dec 25, 2009
Reply by Kerry

Shelf Life Questions...

I have been wanting to try a few different types of ganache but shelf life / food poisoning / killing people issues has kept me from them..…

Started by Lana

12 Dec 8, 2009
Reply by Andy Ciordia

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